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AEGISHOT Posts: 3,121
2/2/13 3:07 P

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DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
2/2/13 1:21 P

Just a couple more pounds and I will be out of the 220s. I will so happy. I am feeling really good physically and mentally. As long as I come to work prepared with my lunch and snacks I do just fine, sometimes even better. I will get so busy at work that snack time with come and go, next thing you know it is lunch time.

However today is frustrating. I am filling in for my sister at her grocery store. It's a little mom and pop shop. It is stocked for what people generally want here in my small town, but for the Paleo lifestyle, not so much. I was in a rush and didn't pack a lunch. Good thing I had a left over snack in my bag. I think the snack will hold me over until the store closes at 2.

Oh, and my sister noticed!

DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/30/13 4:10 P

Today I am not feeling motivated at all. I know that I"m not doing bad, but I know I could be doing better. I little bit of feeling stuck in a rut. With my sore back from this past weekend I have not gone to the gym. I did do some Jillian Michaels Yoga and her 30 day shred. Why do I feel like I'm not doing enough? My scale has not gone up, but it has not gone down either.

What can I do to get out of this funk? By the way, snow day today. Stuck inside.

DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/27/13 11:16 A

A little frustrated, last time I was on the right track with eating and exercising I got kidney stones. Totally derailed my progress, I had a really hard time to get back on track. Now I'm still on the track, but my back got strained, so I'm on muscle relaxers and mobic. I really want to exercise, but I'm not going to do it because I know my back has to feel better otherwise I am going to be really sorry. The good thing is, I'm still eating right. Even though I wanted to eat badly, I still made good food choices. The scale is moving in the right direction slowly, but slow and steady wins the race. Right?

DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/23/13 10:50 P

So my day was awful. I survived. The good news, nothing happened that can't be fixed. Normally this kind of day would have left me in a blubbering pile of tears emoticon . Not today. A few tears did come, but they were nothing that I could not recover from quickly. I really like this new me. emoticon


DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/21/13 7:10 P

Today I woke up with out my alarm going off at 5 AM, GREAT I can work out before work. I had a killer workout on the treadmill. I even ran a little bit. I have bad knees so I was test driving it a bit before I go all out. Since I have been eating Paleo, my joints have felt great! As of right now, my knees are still feeling pretty good, but I will know more in the morning.

So eating went well, except for the fact that even though I planned out my food for the day I was starving. I had plenty of protein but yet I was hungry. Then I get home and I threw caution to the wind and ate 5 fish sticks. A whopping 600 calories. The good news is that the side I chose was cabbage so relatively guilt free.

The good news, I had a killer work out this morning and I only went over my calorie budget by 122. The bad news, I did not make a good food choice by eating fish.

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1/21/13 8:09 A

Sounds like an interesting plan - a little like the anti-inflammatory diet. I come close to eating that way, but am sure that the last things to go would be the hardest! Stay strong! emoticon

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1/20/13 5:23 P

Hey Deb!
I have been exactly where you have been and it is SO hard when life hits you and your diet is the last thing you can deal with- so you fall off for a week and it spirals until your like- wait, all my hard work is gone!
^or at least this is exactly what happened to me!

I am glad you found a program you like, I think it is so cool that SP can be used with pretty much anything. Just make sure that paleo or whatever you decide to do is something that you can commit to long-term even under the worst of circumstances (another medical issue, a relative dying, etc.) If you completely deny yourself anything that is much more likely to happen! Moderation is the key to life! :)

DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/20/13 4:43 P

Here is a quick link explaining it.
robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/

Short and sweet, its a hunter gather diet, you eat meat, nuts, fruits and vegatables. You stay away from grains, dairy and sugar (except natural ones such as honey or real maple syrup and stevia)

Edited by: DSWILSON67 at: 1/20/2013 (16:45)
MELAFYAIYAI SparkPoints: (14,568)
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1/20/13 12:08 P

Hi Deb -

Stay strong!

What's Paleo? I haven't heard of that before.

DSWILSON67 Posts: 42
1/20/13 10:42 A

Hi, My name is Deb. I am 45 years old and have topped the scales at 241 a few weeks ago. At work they have started a Biggest Loser type contest and it has motivated me to shed the weight.

About 6 months ago, my son convinced me to try the Paleo lifestyle. I did and I felt great, my joint aches where gone and my overall well being felt great. Then one day in August, I was in extreme pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone (totally unrelated to my new lifestyle) It was just a dinky little one of 9mm by 5mm. They let me suffer with it over an entire weekend. I live on comfort food such as chicken noodle soup. After that even though I knew I would feel better on the Paleo diet, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Then came Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and I just kept getting bigger and bigger.

I have made a choice to make a better me now, I am back on the Paleo wagon and am exercising almost every day. I take a day off here and there.

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